News from Ireland


When: Monday, 28 September, 2020

¿Sabías que a lo largo de los siglos más de 10 millones de personas han emigrado de la isla de Irlanda? Hoy se estima que hasta 70 millones de personas en todo el mundo son de origen irlandés.

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Bringing the Mountbellew 'Orphan' Girls Home

When: Friday, 25 September, 2020

November 1852 was a dark month in east Galway and made even more so by the lingering effects of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, which had blighted the land for the previous 7 years causing the deaths and emigration of millions. In that month a group of 30 young girls set off from Mountbellew Work

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Bringing the Mountbellew ‘Orphan’ Girls Home

IrelandXO Chronicles - A Diverse Diaspora

When: Thursday, 24 September, 2020

Our Irish diaspora is as diverse as the many countries that our ancestors emigrated to. Our emigrants opened our eyes and minds to different cultures and today, both at home and abroad, Irish people can lay claim to ancestry that comes from many different continents.

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IrelandXO Chronicles -  A Diverse Diaspora

XO Chronicles - Great Hunger Survivors

When: Monday, 31 August, 2020

Rather than be weakened by their experiences, many Irish people lived long and prosperous lives. Our members have been sharing stories of their Irish centenarian ancestors, that were born during or before the famine.

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XO Chronicles - Great Hunger Survivors

Irish Naming Conventions and Baptism Traditions

When: Wednesday, 19 August, 2020

This handy insight will show you how to work out Irish family patterns (a) in the early 1800s and (b) after the Great Famine when these traditions changed drastically.  Remember, you can always post a query on this subject to our IrelandXO Message Board anytime you need guidance. To join up a

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IrelandXO Insight - Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions